@yakkoTDI When Radio Shack was closing all their branches, I drove around to all my local stores and bought up a bunch of stuff at great prices.
There was one store selling the drawers that held small parts like resistors, capacitors, IC’s, etc. Unfortunately, he said that someone else has already bought it but hasn’t paid for it yet. I offered $50 more and said I’d pay right now and he took my money. Woo Hoo! They are nice drawers.
The plastic dividing insert inside each drawer is removable and each divider can be relocated within each drawer. It came with 4 sections all screwed together on a nice caster system. I separated each section and put them on their own wheels by using harbor freight furniture movers that were modified to fit perfectly under. I can now roll them all over the house and clean behind and under them.
We had a local hardware store go out of business a year or two ago and after they did their closeout sales they were selling stuff inside the store. I couldn’t figure out what you would buy besides the shelving but man, those drawers would have been nice for my crafting stuff.
My dads garage has some really cool drawers and stuff from old hardware store (probably 40-50 years old) that used to hold screws, washers abd ect.
@awk@cengland0 You apparently live the dream life I will never have, where things are neatly organized so nicely. And yes those drawer units are awesome… probably hand-fabricated of heavy-gauge steel in the 60´s in Pittsburgh or something like that.
Yes… Everything lives in a single drawer, batteries and chargers.
Eons ago, I 3D-printed several 4x4 AA and AAA holders. I mostly use NiMHs which are stored +up when charged and +down when not. I keep a few alkaline cells, rarely more than eight or so. I use AA-to-C adapters and thus don’t keep any C cells. Button batteries are purchased in multipack assortments that come on cards and live in the same drawer. Finally, 18650 cells live in ziplock-like bags that hold 5-6 cells.
I mostly keep them in the packages, mostly in the same two drawers, but the rechargeable batteries get some considerations. Any bare-cell lithium type gets special packaging and they are stored separately from the other batteries and not all together. Anything with regulators is usually fine, but the bare cells need some protection lest they become fire starters. If only the flashlights and such running on them weren’t so much better…
I have one holder similar to the large of this set (the tester is handy) and at another location I have a hard plastic holder with a tester. They are both good in their own ways. Of course (?) I have some loose batteries in various places.
They’re in the battery drawer (which is not in the fridge). The drawer has an organizer, and a small box for the cards of button cells.
Also in a closet for bulk purchases.
FYI, the Lucas batteries I bought mostly for a laugh, are crap. They leak as bad as Kirklands, and quite a few are stone dead out of the package. Exactly what one would expect from Lucas, Prince of Darkness.
Of course not. That would be crazy. I want my batteries to work wherever I put them, at all hours and in all conditions, for as long as I can keep them operating. The last thing I need is for my TV remote to stop working at 5 PM because it’s after their work shift, so I have to switch to fresh batteries for the evening. And who needs to deal with collective bargaining from household objects?